Category archives: From the Field

Spitsbergen Circumnavigation - voyage update!

Great update sent to us today from our Spitsbergen Circumnavigation voyage, currently in progress:   “Last night we camped at Hornsund. All went well and for the campers we enjoyed a bonus walk, a beluga visit at the landing beach where we gathered to enjoy views of adults and young and then mist and sunshine created a colourful rainbow over our campers.  Today while sailing into Brepolle, we spotted a [...]

Creating new Antarctic Ambassadors

A few of us Quark Expeditions recently had the pleasure of attending our first Google+ hangout with some grade one students from Quaker Ridge School  in Scarsdale, NY. Polar Travel Adviser Naomi Box, and Marketing Coordinator Courtenay Oswin were first to jump on board for this project and did a fabulous job chatting with the kids. Below you can see our set up for the afternoon, complete with Antarctic backdrop for [...]

Quark Expeditions Experts-in-Residence Announced

Top image copyright Sue Flood We are pleased to announce our Experts-in-Residence program for the 2013.14 Antarctic season! Renowned for the expedition team’s expertise in the Arctic and Antarctica, our Experts-in-Residence program adds an extra layer of interest and insight to polar expeditions with best-in-class guests from the fields of polar history, scientific research, and photography. This year we are thrilled to have the following polar experts join us: Polar History [...]

Fly-Cruise Confidential: An interview with the President of Quark Expeditions

There is probably no bigger and more passionate fan of all things Quark Expeditions than our CEO Hans Lagerweij.  Fresh from his first experience aboard one of our Antarctic Express voyages, we sat down to chat with Hans about the fly-cruise program and hear him tell the tale of another Quark “first” achievement in Antarctica!    Name: Hans Lagerweij Job title: CEO (Chief “Experience” Officer) Trip Name:  Antarctica Express fly-cruise Pre-post [...]

Stay Safe With Quark Expeditions

When you book your next voyage with Quark Expeditions, you can rest assured that you are traveling with one of the most responsible and safety-conscious companies in the Polar expeditions industry. In December 2012, Quark became the first (and only) expedition cruise company in the world to complete a third party health and safety assessment. Quark successfully demonstrated conformity to the highly respected British Standard BS 8848, in an evaluation [...]

 
 
 

Antarctic Shake

This just in! The Quark office staff has just received this video from our Expedition Team on the Sea Spirit. Check out that Antarctic Shake! This time…it’s NOT just the Drake Passage. Thanks to the team on the Sea Spirit for putting together this video…you made our day!   

100 Years Later with Shackleton and Scott

“Excuse me… Jonathan? Falcon? I’m Karine from Quark!” That’s how I met Jonathan Shackleton and Falcon Scott for the first time. I wasn’t expecting to meet them until we boarded the ship, but as it turned out I was standing next to them on a shuttle bus from the airport terminal to the plane headed to Ushuaia. It was Friday, February 8, 2013. I’d been speaking with and emailing Jonathan [...]

NBC's Kerry Sanders reports from Antarctica

Kerry Sanders, Today and NBC News correspondent, was on Quark’s Antarctic Explorer voyage on the Ocean Diamond from  February 9-19, 2013. Watch the clip now below: See all NBC Videos here: Journey to the bottom of the earth     For more videos from NBC’s Antarctic journey with Quark Expeditions, click here.

Antarctica with Chris

Name: Chris McFarlane Job title: Expedition Coordinator on the ship, Assistant Manager of Expedition Operations in the office Trip Name: Explorers and Kings, Classic Antarctica and Antarctic Explorer Pre-post night city: Ushuaia Ship name: Sea Adventurer Date of Travel: 11/8/2012 – 1/4/2013 1. Describe your travel style? While I would also consider myself an adventurer, it is the search for knowledge and understanding of our planet, and the different cultures [...]

Snow Day? 'SNo big deal at Quark Expeditions

We’re in the midst of a February winter storm here at the Quark Expeditions! What does the leader in polar adventures do when the weather outside is frightful? We enjoy it! A bunch of our office staff got together at lunch today and went for a refreshing “polar plunge” of sorts at the park outside the office. It’s not quite Antarctica or the Arctic, but it will do! Check out the video [...]